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Bachelor On Campus

Popular Music

SRH Berlin University of Applied Sciences

42 months
9000 EUR/year
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Your music is a mixture of hip hop, gamelan and singer/songwriter. To become a top musician, that is your dream... Welcome to the Popular Music programme from SRH Berlin University of Applied Sciences, the talent factory for musicians of all genres.

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The promotion of your musical abilities and your own artistic identity are the first priority in the Popular Music programme from SRH Berlin University of Applied Sciences . A mix of individual major and minor lessons, ensemble lessons, repertoire and accompaniment coaching will form your musical basis throughout the entire course of studies. You will hone your musical craft, test yourself in interaction with others and sharpen your artistic profile. You will learn all the basics, tools and the necessary routine in courses such as composition, songwriting, performance training, artist development, pedagogy and recording techniques.

Our innovative approach that pays off

As a popular musician you make sure that the music of tomorrow remains exciting. You are a recording artist, songwriter and working musician at the same time, creating musical experiences for an audience in changing environments. 

A BMus in Popular Music will prepare you for a number of different freelance careers:

  • author/composer, adapter/arranger/orchestrator, performer/musician
  • sound-engineer/sound technician for concerts, events, theatre, radio, TV, sound carriers

You could also collaborate with:

  • song-writers/composers, lyricists, speakers, bands/music groups, orchestras
  • producers, sound studios, clients from industry and business

Or employment with:

  • production companies, ensembles, concert organisers, apprenticing companies
  • phono-industry, labels, publishers, distributors, TV and radio stations, PR and marketing agencies

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Songwriting
  • Composition
  • Studio techniques
  • Instrument Major / Instrument Minor / Ensemble
  • Media Law – Music & Sound
  • Arrangement
  • Performance Training

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 42 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

If you are an international candidate (who needs to apply for a student visa), we recommend that you apply at least four months before the start of your studies.


210 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • General higher education entrance qualification (Abitur) or university of applied sciences entrance qualification (Fachhochschulreife)
  • CV
  • Two songs in MP3 format: for your studies, you must choose and present an instrument (or vocals) as your main subject. Please upload your own compositions or interpretations of foreign works with your application (each lasting 1-4 minutes).
  • Letter of motivation: why do you want to study Popular Music with us? What do you expect from your studies? Where do you see yourself in the future? (max. 2 pages)
  • Proof of English language proficiency
  • Copy of your identity card or passport

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    9000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4500 EUR per semester during 42 months.
  • €750 / month (Citizenship EU/EEA incl. Switzerland, Western Balkans)
  • €4,500 / semester (Citizenship Non-EU/Non-EEA)

Living costs for Berlin

836 - 1340 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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